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5 Low-Maintenance Landscaping Ideas

5 Low-Maintenance Landscaping Ideas

Having the perfect yard isn’t always easy. You have to make sure everything is getting enough water, sunlight and most importantly, you have to keep those pesky weeds away. Caliterra living is all about being at home with nature, and that’s why the master-planned community of Caliterra in Dripping Springs is sharing 5 low-maintenance landscaping ideas.

Salvia Flowers and Rock Retaining Wall

  1. Plant Lavender

    Lavender is a great low-maintenance flower because it only needs to be watered once or twice a week. It also gives off a relaxing aroma and adds a burst of color to your backyard. Plant it near places in your yard where people usually gather because the scent of lavender also acts as a natural bug repellant.

  2. Use Mulch Beds

    Add beds of mulch around your outdoor living space rather than grass. Not only does it slowly breakdown to fertilize your plants, but it also prevents weeds from growing. It’s perfect for a low-maintenance yard because you never have to worry about mowing or watering it, and you only have to replace it every spring.

  3. Use Crushed Stone in Beds

    If you don’t want to use mulch or want to take more of a xeriscaping approach to your yard’s landscape, then crushed stones are perfect! The main benefit of using crushed stones rather than mulch is that you’ll never have to replace the crushed stones.

  4. Plant Perennials

    When it comes to the best low-maintenance plants, perennials are at the top of the list. Not only are there all kinds of perennials in different shapes and colors, but they will also come back year after year!

  5. Pick Native Plants and Grasses

    One of the biggest landscaping mistakes people make are choosing plants and grasses that aren’t native to their climate. If a plant or grass isn’t native, then it will take much more time and effort to grow and flourish. However, a native plant will quickly grow and will require much less maintenance.

Being the Gateway to the Texas Hill Country, Caliterra in Dripping Springs helps residents be at home with nature. To learn more about the master-planned community of Caliterra, visit the Caliterra living website today.

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2018-07-23T13:13:58+00:00